LMULions.com contributor Catherine Galanti caught up with former Lion catcher Cassidy Brown.
Cassidy Brown was selected in the 12th round (348 overall) by Cincinnati.
Phil Caulfield highlighted the 2016 All-WCC selections for LMU.
Cassidy Brown has been named a semifinalist for the 2016 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports.
Gonzaga swept LMU by way of a 9-7 victory in 12 innings on Sunday.
Senior day from Page Stadium on May 15, 2016
LMU Baseball series finale against Saint Mary's on Mothers Day Sunday.
West Coast Conference action from Page Stadium on May 6, 2016
2016 Iggy Awards presented by the Lions Athletic Fund at Doubletree LA Westside Apr. 27, 2016
LMU Baseball vs Hawaii - April 25, 2016, Page Stadium
Cassidy Brown completed his third season with LMU baseball in 2016... a semifinalist for the 2016 Gregg Olson Breakout Player of the Year... 2016 second team All-West Coast Conference selection... was named starting catcher for the East All-Stars in the 2015 Cape Cod League All-Star Game... hit .277 with four doubles and three homers playing for Brewster in the Cape Cod League...
2016... named a semifinalist for the 2016 Gregg Olson Breakout Player of the Year presented by Toolshed Sports after hitting a team-best .325 with 29 runs scored, 17 doubles, a triple, six homers and 41 RBI... second team All-West Coast Conference selection... played in all 53 games for the Lions, starting 52 behind the plate... drew 18 walks and seven hit-by-pitches while also stealing four bases... threw out 32% of potential base stealers... led the team with 23 multi-hit games, managing multiple hits in 14 of his final 30... belted half of his six homers in WCC play, posting 17 RBI against conference foes... listed on the Johnny Bench Award Watch List... WCC Player of the Week on 4/25 after batting .412 (7x17) with three runs scored, four doubles, five RBI and two walks to help guide LMU to a 3-1 week... batted 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored at CSUB on 4/20... collected four RBI in LMU's 8-0 shutout victory at USC on 3/29... hit safely in 10 straight games from 2/21 - 3/6, including posting multiple hits in seven of the 10 (.500 (19x38) | 6 R | 4 2B | HR | 6 RBI)... batted .583 (7-for-12) with four runs scored, two doubles, a homer and five RBI in three games at SJSU... had just three extra-base hits in his first two seasons as a Lion, but finished 2016 with 24... 4-for-4 with a run scored vs. Gonzaga on 5/15... 2-for-2 with two runs and four RBI against Hawaii on 4/25... hit in six straight games (.367 | 11x30 | 5 R | 7 RBI | 2 2B | 2 HR) from 3/25-4/3... 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI vs. Pepperdine on 4/17... posted game-tying three-run homer at Nebraska on 3/13... first career home run came on 2/27 at SJSU as part of 3-for-4 day...
2015... played in 47 games, starting 42 as a sophomore... scored nine runs and drove in 10... drew 11 walks with nine hit-by-pitches... stole four bases in five attempts... finished the year hitting .138... picked off four baserunners and was charged with just one passed ball... eight of his nine runs scored came in WCC play... drove in five runs against WCC foes... three of his 10 RBI came with two out... collected a pair of hits at UC Riverside on 2/24... first RBI of the season came against #13 UCSB on 3/24... hit safely in all three games against Gonzaga, including going 2-for-3 with two runs scored on 3/29... went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI against San Diego in the WCC Championship Tournament on 5/21...
2014... hit .200 over 25 starts as a freshman... collected eight runs scored, three doubles and three RBI... recorded first career hit and RBI on February 15 against Utah Valley... two hits and a stolen base at UC Irvine on 2/25... went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI against San Diego State on April 29... managed three multi-hit games... reached base safely in 11 straight games from March 8 to April 22... was 5-for-15 (.333) with two RBI when hitting with runners on and two out...
A 2013 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio... a four-year varsity letterwinner... served as team captain as a junior and senior... named the 2013 Player of the Year in the state of Ohio according to Max Preps... selected to the Team USA Tournament of Stars and first team All-State in 2012... 2011 and 2012 Rawlings Preseason USA All-American... named All-City, All-Area and All-Conference in each of his final three seasons... top-500 prospect according to Perfect Game and a top-100 high school prospect according to MaxPreps... Max Preps Top-50 players for the class of 2013... hit .429 with 24 doubles, five home runs and a 1.068 OPS as a senior...
Cassidy Gorman Brown was born July 21, 1994 in Columbus, Ohio... son of Suzanne and Scott Brown... has two sisters, Claire and Audrey... father played football at Baldwin Wallace College, while his mother competed in tennis at Endicott College... also considered Kent State University, Michigan, Elon, and Ole Miss, but chose LMU because of the academics, the willingness of the coaches to help him be the best he can be, and the Los Angeles area has always been a dream for him... a business marketing major.
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